Bullying Complaints

Date published: 31/08/2021

FOI reference: 21/22 062

Date received: 24/08/2021

Date responded: 31/08/2021

Information requested

I am looking for information about bullying complaints made by civil servants. Please could you provide me with the following:

1.     How many civil servants have made complaints that they have been bullied by another civil servant/staff member in the last three calendar years (up to and including August 2021)? To be clear, I’m asking for information for 2019, 2020 and 2021. Please could you break this information down by year and gender.

2.      How many civil servants/staff have faced civil service disciplinary investigations as a result of an accusation of bullying made against them by a civil servant in the last three calendar years (up to and including August 2021)? Please could you break this information down by year, gender. In each case, please could you state whether any misconduct was found and, if so, what type of disciplinary action was taken including verbal/written/final warnings, suspension, dismissal etc.

Response

SQA does not hold any information relevant to your request.   Section 17 of FOISA provides that where an authority does not hold information requested then it should notify the requester to that effect. 

For future reference please note that SQA is a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) and as such staff are not civil servants.